This vest was built with high quality, full grain moccasin cowhide. The seams, edges, lapels, yokes, and pockets were done with 1/4" wide lacing cut from the same leather that the parts of the vest were cut from. This relatively thick leather makes for a long lasting garment. At the buyers request, the vest has both front lapels and yokes.
Over the last 40 years, I've custom built hundreds of vests - you can see over 50 of them on my vests home page. While they are all braided, that's pretty much where their similarities end. After seeing the many features I can offer, folks contact me with their own ideas/designs and we discuss how I should build one for them. Each vest ends up truly being a unique, handmade, long lasting, one of a kind piece.